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Going to the movies Posted by on Aug 31, 2012

Movie, motion picture, film, and flick.  What is the difference between all of these words?  The simplest answer to this question is there is, there is no difference.  These are synonyms, which can be used interchangeably, but there is more to the story than just that.  In this post we are going to take a…

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Election Season: The Republican National Convention Posted by on Aug 30, 2012

Although the American presidential season can drag on for many months, we are now truly entering the presidential election season in the USA, which will culminate in Americans voting for their next president on Tuesday, November 6th.  The reason I say that the presidential election season is now truly beginning is because over the next…

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Numbers Review – Part III Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

To conclude this three-part series reviewing numbers today we are going to look at how to say/write numbers in a variety of ways, including decimals, percentages, fractions, and common expressions that use numbers.  If you have not yet read the previous two posts in this series it may be helpful for you to review these…

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Numbers Review – Part II Posted by on Aug 27, 2012

Yesterday I began a review of numbers in English.  In yesterday’s post I focused on cardinal and ordinal numbers below 100.  Today we are going to focus on numbers, and how to read and say numbers, that are over a hundred.  When expressing large numbers (numbers that are more than one hundred),  numbers are read…

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Numbers Review – Part I Posted by on Aug 26, 2012

Numbers are often some of the first words language learners are taught in a new language.  This doesn’t necessarily mean that learning numbers is easy.  In fact most people continue to count instinctively in their native language even after obtaining a high level of fluency in a second language.  Numbers always just seem to be…

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